Release 49 of 166

Hubble Photographs a Planetary Nebula to Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera

Release date: May 10, 2009 2:00 PM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

The Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, planetary nebula K 4-55 has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."